Three-Step Application Process

NONRESIDENTIAL PROJECTS ≥ 10 KW

The SGIP releases new forms as needed, and required forms vary by Program Administrator. The document refenced below are applicable for projects requesting an incentive reservation for the current program year. Legacy documents can be downloaded here.

The SGIP application process is managed by an Applicant, an entity assigned by the Host Customer to submit documents on their behalf through the SGIP application portal. The Applicant is usually the contractor or developer for the project. Only the Applicant can access the application in the portal.

All projects must be assigned to an approved SGIP Developer (usually the contractor) in order to submit a reservation request. Information on becoming an approved developer can be found at www.selfgenca.com/home/dev_register.

All residential and nonresidential projects less than or equal to 10 kW apply for the Self-Generation Incentive Project via the two-step process.



RESERVATION REQUEST

Applicants Program Administrator

Submit Reservation Request Form (RRF)

Required documents may vary based on budget category, system size and technology type.

Project is assigned funding given available funds in the budget category

Reviews Reservation Request Form (RRF)

The Program Administrator reviews your application and supporting documentation. You may receive notice for missing information or clarification during this process.

Conditional Reservation Letter Issued

Funding is reserved for the project.

PROOF OF PROJECT MILESTONE

Applicants Program Administrator

(Public Entities Only) - Submit Request for Proposal (RFP) within 90 days of the date of the Conditional Reservation Letter

Submit Proof of Project Milestone (PPM) documentation within 240 days of the date of the Conditional Reservation Letter

Reviews Proof of Project Milestone (PPM) documentation

Proof of Project Milestone (PPM) documentation includes the executed contract for the project.

Confirmed Reservation Letter issued

Funding is confirmed for the project.

INCENTIVE CLAIM

Applicants Program Administrator

Submit Incentive Claim Form (ICF) and accompanying documentation

[2-Step] Incentive Claim Form (ICF) documentation due within 12 months of issuance of the Confirmed Reservation Letter

[3-step] Incentive Claim Form (ICF) documentation due within 18 months of issuance of the Conditional Reservation Letter

Reviews Incentive Claim Form (ICF) documentation

Schedules site inspection (if applicable)

An inspection is required for most projects.

Project approved

Incentive payment process begins

Performance-Based Incentive (PBI) process begins

Only applicable to non-residential projects subject to Performance-Based Incentive (PBI)

Key Application Resources

The Center for Sustainable Energy is committed to guiding applicants through the SGIP application process. For more information about the project or the application process, check out these online resources or contact the project team at sgip@energycenter.org.

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Questions?

The Center for Sustainable Energy is committed to guiding applicants through the SGIP application process.

For more information about the project or the application process, contact the project team at sgip@energycenter.org.

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Please visit the SGIP Program Metrics page for the current incentive rates, current available funds and step opening dates for all budget categories.